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Old 10-29-13, 07:19 PM
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Kindle Matchbook

Amazon has unveiled a new service: Kindle Matchbook. It's similar to AutoRip, although not quite as convenient. If you buy a print book that is eligible for Matchbook, Amazon will offer you the Kindle version for $2.99 or less (all the way down to free). This applies to past purchases as well, although out of the many books I've purchased over the years from Amazon, only 8 were eligible (and out of those 8 I only bothered to grab The Hellbound Heart).

Still, not a bad way to get a digital backup of books if you really want them. And if they ever show up as free, then groovy!
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Old 10-29-13, 07:45 PM
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Re: Kindle Matchbook

Yeah, it's a cool program. I enrolled all of my Print Edition Books that are also out as Kindle Editions in the program. I am offering most of my Kindle Editions for free if you buy the print edition.

I also checked all of the books which I have bought print editions of in the past and was disappointed that none of them are even available as Kindle Editions - guess that I've been reading everything on my Kindle for too long. And, before I had my Kindle Reader I bought mostly used books. Oh well!
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Old 10-29-13, 08:40 PM
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Yeah, gave that a try but there was nothing I was tempted to buy again... and no freebies.

There is also a service with a similar name that mashes up existing kindle books with audiobooks. I did buy one there... The Prince of Tides. The performance really impressed me.
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I saw this this morning but haven't been on to see what qualifies. Exciting stuff.
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Old 10-31-13, 03:13 AM
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The only book of mine that qualified was Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon," but I've already read it.
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Old 10-31-13, 08:27 AM
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I had two books that qualified but they weren't worth porting over to the Kindle. I'm sure the list will expand once they add more titles.
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Old 10-31-13, 09:19 AM
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Out of the many books I've bought from Amazon lately, only three qualified and none of those were free.
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Old 10-31-13, 11:55 AM
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Yeah, I've bought, probably over 200 books from Amazon and I only had four show up on Matchbook, and they were all $2.99.

Seems like kind of a shit program...
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Old 11-01-13, 09:36 AM
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Now that this feature is no longer on the front page it has disappeared.

Under "manage your kindle" - Nope
Under Kindle books - Nope
Search Matchbook/Kindle Matchbook - Nope

Hell of a job Amazon...
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